Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is only out in select theatres now, but the Playmates Toys’ toyline for the Ninja Turtles sequel is here to stay forever. Here are some of the new figures they have aside from the original four.
Let’s start with Rafael. Rafael is sporting his wingsuit and sai blades and I must say I am very pleased with this figure for the following reasons: the sculpt is awesome. It has that likeness to its onscreen counterpart and I love how they incorporated the wingsuit to the actual figure. The paint applications are good, too, with different shades of different colors of the figure. I also like that he isn’t boring to look at as he has different paint variations.
Most importantly: the articulations on this guy are amazing! I had tons of fun posing Rafael around. Plus, it comes with this retractable function that makes the figure super cool:
Leonardo is one the coolest turtles for me. I mean, of course… he’s a turtle wielding katanas and he has a stealth disguise going on, making him a must-have in the realm of toys.
I absolutely love the sculpt of this figure. It has nice all-around detailing on different parts and as with Rafael, the paint apps on Leo are great. Leo also comes with different color variations, which enhance the colors and sculpt of the figure.
Articulation wise, this is another figure I enjoyed posing a lot. It’s too bad the head isn’t articulated, though.
In the movie, Casey Jones didn’t have a lot of screen time, but he was a very likeable character. Seriously: he wears a hockey mask, rollerblades and hits baddies with a hockey stick – and he’s a vigilante.
I like how the mask really is a mask with this toy. You can actually see through the eye holes of the mask. From his mask to his jacket to his jeans, I really like the paint details on this guy, too.
While I find it a little hard to articulate this guy, posing him is a breeze with the right amount of patience and imagination.
Lastly, we’ve got Kraang! At long last: one of my favorite villains of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This figure really gives this baddie justice. Kraang himself, in his pinkness (which is my favorite color, by the way – don’t judge!) and the body he used to give the turtles a beatdown.
Reasons why I like this figure a lot: Kraang as a brain with tentacles comes in this soft-ish rubbery material, which can easily fit inside the body of the figure. The figure itself is well-sculpted and with the right poses, you can hide his joints – I like that! I really like the paint on this one: the silver on the parts that represent the metal parts of Kraang, the flesh-like texture and, most especially, the pinkness of the brain Kraang.
This figure is also well-articulated, easy to pose and stands well on his own. Good job, Playmates Toys!
All in all, I am extremely happy with these bad boys! I might even consider completing the set since I loved all four figures and I think they would look amazing if they all come together and complete the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ensemble!